Improve Your Diet Without Dieting

      The following is a guest post from Shaina of Food for My Family: It's February. The New Year's diet resolution fad is fading in the distance. Valentine's Day brings boxes of chocolates and delicious, high-caloric meals like steaks covered in cream sauce and sinfully rich desserts. If you find yourself struggling to…

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31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010: Wrap-Up

Did y'all notice I didn't post yesterday? After 31 days of posting every day (sometimes more than once!), it was strange and refreshing not to sit down and write a post yesterday morning. However, I really enjoyed the 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010, and I'm excited to tell you that I am…

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More Than Resolutions: Enjoy Life to the Fullest

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! I tend to be a fairly positive person. Oh, those that know me best know that I can get overwhelmed sometimes and slip into negativity, but I try to consciously find the funny or the good in bad situations rather than complaining…

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More Than Resolutions: Drink More Water

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Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! How much water do you drink each day? How much "other stuff"? In our home, my girls drink water about 99% of the time. They drink when they're thirsty and refill their cups often. On the other hand, sometimes I struggle with…

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More Than Resolutions: Invest in Relationships

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Rarely in life do we end up regretting the time we spent connecting with family and friends. If you're a task-oriented person like me, though, it may sometimes get pushed to the side in favor of checking things off your to-do list.…

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More Than Resolutions: Daily Routines and Schedules

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Sometimes routines and schedules get a bad rap, and I suppose if you're so tied to your schedule that you can't handle when things don't go quite right, that's probably a valid concern. But for me, routines and schedules are the foundation…

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More Than Resolutions: Meet a Financial Goal

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! As I mentioned before, financial goals are some of the most popular resolutions that people make every year. We've talked about getting out of debt and building your savings, but what about other financial goals, such as saving up to buy a…

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The Dangers of Multitasking and Losing Your Focus

After the recent New York Times article about distracted drivers, I've read quite a few articles and posts about multitasking that have really made me consider some of my own habits. Although I've talked in the past about the importance of focus and setting aside time to work without distractions, I've been guilty of distracting…

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More Than Resolutions: Start a New Business

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! The thought of starting your own business -- especially if you're already balancing other commitments -- can be overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you find the time? I'm something of a serial entrepreneur. I'm not afraid to fail or decide…

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More Than Resolutions: Run a Marathon

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Anyone who knows me is probably laughing that I am writing this post. Truthfully, I don't have even the slightest desire to run a marathon...or run at all, really. Maybe it's because everyone used to make fun of the way I ran…

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